This smug little turkey was back today. Today was the first time in about a week that I turned the hens out to free range, having been playing it safe since last weekend when we saw a pair of Red Tails over the chicken yard. As soon as we saw this dude perched on his favorite post, just behind the bog, we sent the girls out to round up the hens and put them in the run. At least they got a little bit of out-of-coop time today!
The Great Horned Owl that lives in our neighbor's back forty has also recently returned from wherever she wintered, but I don't mind her so much. She can have all of the field mice and voles that her little belly can handle, just as long as she continues to ignore my chicky-birds.